Feed hungry children in Kenya

by Global Health Partnerships Inc
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya

The Kenyan nurse and GHP-trained Community Health Workers continue to conduct outreach clinics to the most remote villages to who check the nutrition status of the children. Many of the affected children would die from poor nutrition and infection if treatment is not started. The therapeutic feeding regimen used by the "Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya" project is providing food supplements for the children and a monthly supply of nutritious food for the families. Because of the generosity of donors like you, many malnourished children are recovering and healthy.         

In the 3 months since our last report (October, November, December), 263 children were seen and their nutrition status assessed in the GHP outreach clinics. 22 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program (in the previous 3-month period there were only 10). Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children. In addition to the therapeutic feeding for malnourished children, 24 families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest and receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.

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Mother and child in an outreach clinic
Mother and child in an outreach clinic

In the poverty-stricken semi-arid region of eastern Kenya child hunger and malnutrition are common problems. Many of the malnourished children would die from complications of poor nutrition and infection if treatment is not started. The first step is to identify the children who need treatment in the isolated villages. Kenyan nurses and GHP volunteers, along with local Community Health Workers (CHWs), weigh and measure the children and provide treatment with therapeutic food (Plumpy’nut or Plumpy’sup). The CHWs have been trained to monitor child growth to assess the response to the treatment program. During the three months since our last report (July, August, and September), GHP has implemented 6 outreach clinics. A total of 269 children were seen and their nutrition status assessed in these clinics, and 17 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program. Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children.

In addition to the therapeutic feeding for malnourished children, 24 families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest. These families receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.

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A child in front of her school
A child in front of her school

Children who are hungry and malnourished are in great need of the nutritious food provided by our project for their growth and development. However, they also need an education in order to break the cycle of extreme poverty. Some of our donors have offered to increase their contributions so that the poorest families in the GHP “Feed Hungry Children in Kenya” project can afford school fees and uniforms for their school-age children. The cost of an education for these children varies depending on the school they attend and the grade level. The additional donation is a valuable investment in their future.   

There is a nation-wide nurses strike in Kenya that has not been settled as of the date of this report. Despite the strike, the Kenyan nurses who work with our GHP project conducted successful outreach clinics so that the poorest in remote villages continue to receive care and food supplements. Since our last report (April, May, and June), 334 children were seen and their nutrition status assessed in these clinics, and 23 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program. Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children. In addition to the therapeutic feeding for malnourished children, 24 families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest and receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.

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Mother and her child at a busy outreach clinic
Mother and her child at a busy outreach clinic

The problem of child hunger and malnutrition has become worse recently in the poverty-stricken region of eastern Kenya where Global Health Partnerships (GHP) has established a therapeutic feeding program. On February 10, 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya declared the current drought a national disaster and has appealed to the international community for emergency support. An estimated 2.7 million people are affected by the drought, which has caused crop failure and created food shortages. The Kenyan nurse and GHP-trained Community Health Workers who check the nutrition of the children seen in outreach clinics report a recent large increase in malnutrition. Many of the affected children would die from poor nutrition and infection if treatment is not started. The therapeutic feeding regimen used by the "Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya" project is providing food supplements for the children and a monthly supply of nutritious food for the families. Because of the generosity of donors like you, many malnourished children are recovering and healthy.   

In the 3 months since our last report (January, February, and March), 274 children were seen and their nutrition status assessed in the GHP outreach clinics. 32 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program (in the previous 3-month period there were only 10). Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children. In addition to the therapeutic feeding for malnourished children, 24 families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest and receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.

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Child hunger and malnutrition is a common problem in the poverty-stricken region of eastern Kenya where GHP has established a therapeutic feeding program. Many of these children would die from poor nutrition and infection if treatment is not started. The first step is to identify the children who need treatment in the isolated villages. GHP has trained a network of volunteer village Community Health Workers (CHWs) who have been weighing and measuring the children and arranging treatment. CHWs also monitor child growth to assess the response to the treatment program. The therapeutic feeding regimen was initiated and the "Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya" project provided the children and their families with a monthly supply of nutritious food. Because of the generosity of donors like you, many children are now thriving and healthy.          

Twenty-four families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest and receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.Many of the hungry malnourished children in the “Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya” project have been found in the outreach clinics that provide vital services for young children in remote villages. In the 3 months since our last report (October, November, and December), 266 children were seen in the GHP outreach clinics. 10 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program. Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children.

Please send us your comments and suggestions. Tell us if there are aspects of the program for which you would like more detailed information.

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